Kuala Lumpur High Court Suit No.: S-22-1010-2007
The Plaintiffs initiated an action against Defendants for allegedly misappropriating their copyright by way of fraud and deception. The subject matters in dispute are proposals entitled “Malaysia’s 50 years an illuminating Journey”. The Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendants had secretly sent the subject matter to the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
The Plaintiff claimed that their concept of “large format lightings, projections and special effects” for the purpose of outdoor audio visual performance is artistic works pursuant to the Malaysian Copyright Act 1987.
The High Court held that Plaintiffs failed to show evidence that such concept is their creation and it is original.
Case dismissed with costs to be taxed.